Regev allegedly helped Gantz sexual misconduct accuser go to the media

Minister Miri Regev’s bureau was involved in the publication of the indecent exposure allegations against Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz, something he calls politically motivated.

February 28, 2019 14:44
1 minute read.
Regev Gantz

Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev (left) and Blue and White party chairman Benny Gantz (right). (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


A spokesperson for the Culture and Sport Ministry revealed that its head, Miri Regev, knew about a plan to publish allegations of sexual misconduct against Blue and White Party chairman Benny Gantz.

Navarone "Nava" Jacobs claimed Gantz exposed himself to her at an Israeli boarding school when the two were teenagers. The allegations were made public by Israel's Channel 13. Jacobs also published a post detailing the allegations on her personal Facebook page.

Regev’s bureau confirmed that they helped Jacobs reach Israeli media outlets to publish her story. However, they denied any personal contact with her.

"Another blood libel from the Netanyahu-Regev house,” said Blue and White in a statement.

Regev is a member of the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party which is polling closely ahead of Gantz's Blue and White Party.

Gantz denied the allegations, calling them political libel.

“A blatant lie," the party added, saying the claims were "baseless slander about Benny and his days at Hakfar Hayarok in the 1970s. The political incitement has reached a new low. We are pursuing legal action.”

Speaking to The Jerusalem Post in an exclusive interview from New York, Jacobs said that she went to the school’s barnyard “to visit the cows,” where she witnessed Gantz, who pulled down his pants. Although she says Gantz never touched her, she felt “in danger." At the time, Jacobs was 14 years old and Gantz  was 17. This is the first time Jacobs has publicly discussed the incident.

For more of the exclusive Jerusalem Post interview click here.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Reading a torah scroll
July 20, 2019
Robo-Rebe: New survey claims internet replacing rabbis


Cookie Settings